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Wheel Rules For Racing

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by steve23, 19 Dec 2007.

  1. steve23

    steve23 New Member

    i guess that there are some rules as far as what wheels you can use for racing!!??

    im on about road racing, is there a certain depth rim you must not exceed for it to be legal to race on?

    thanks
     
  2. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    I'd adhure to the BC rules, should be able to find them on the website.

    All I know is no disc's are allowed on any racing other than track and TT's.
     
  3. steve23

    steve23 New Member

    ive had a look on the BC website, but can only find the rules for youth racing!
     
  4. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    then there are no rules :biggrin:

    I'm sure when you get your BC licence it states it somewhere in the handbook. But I threw mine away ages ago. :biggrin:
     
  5. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
  6. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Thought it was no less than 20 spokes for Road racing, and also regs with rim depth, but most fall within those rules anyway
     
  7. Will1985

    Will1985 Über Member

    Location:
    South Norfolk
    It is 16 spokes, so the old style campag shamals are out as they have 12 spokes. (Rule #1.3.018) I'm pretty sure that somewere there is a list of <20 spoke count wheels which are approved.

    I also spotted a thread on timetriallingforum the other day about the new Zipp 1080 wheelset - the rear is legal, but the front is not (in this case time trialling) as there is too much surface area.
     
  8. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    There are UCI rules as to what is acceptable or not. Same as CTT has rules about what is acceptable for time trials.
     
  9. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Steve, if your going in at cat 4, I wouldn't get to caught up in the rules, Rim Depth will be a dead give away but spoke count and bike weight arn't going to be noticed, that sort of stuff is when you hit cat 2 and above, and even then you would be unlucky to have been caught. No one gets stuck at a weighing scale or a calculator at many races these days
     
  10. Will1985

    Will1985 Über Member

    Location:
    South Norfolk
    I'm aware of rim depths/area for TTing, but what are they for racing? T-Mobile had rather deep wheels at the Tour, but for BChave they set a national limit?
    I suppose Cosmic Carbones are fine at 55mm, and no doubt HED Jet 60s are ok, but are you pushing it after that?
     
  11. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    I'm sure as long as you use your own initiative you should be ok. if you go to your first race with deep rim's and a carbon fibre stead looking for the win only to be blowing out your arse into the 10th lap your going to look a little bit of a plum. go with what you got, attend a race to see what some of the other lads and ladies are using and go from there.